Scotland weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Scotland

The best time to visit in Scotland is from June until September, when you will have a soft or pleasant temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Scotland is 17°C in July and the lowest is 5°C in January.

Scotland has the oceanic climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Scotland or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Scotland by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 5 6 8 10 13 15 17 17 15 12 8 6
Precipitation (mm) 27 27 32 23 29 39 45 46 24 33 34 30
Climate data from city: Edinburgh

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14 day weather forecast Scotland

The weather for in Scotland will be ° degrees in the next 14 days and it stays dry every day.

The weather forecast for Scotland is based on the weather conditions in the city of Edinburgh.

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Climate Scotland

Scotland has the oceanic climate prevailing. There is rainfall during all months of the year. The average annual temperature for Scotland is 11° degrees and there is about 390 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 128 days a year with an average humidity of 86% and an UV-index of 3.

Climate table of Scotland

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 5 6 8 10 13 15 17 17 15 12 8 6
Night temp. (°C) 2 2 3 4 6 8 10 10 9 7 4 2
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 27 27 32 23 29 39 45 46 24 33 34 30
Days with rain 16 12 15 14 18 20 21 21 14 16 15 15
Days with snow 2 2 2 - - - - - - - 1 2
Dry days 13 14 14 16 13 10 10 10 16 15 14 14
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 4 4 5 7 7 8 7 7 6 4 4 4
Wind force (Bft) 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4
UV-index 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 2 2
Climate data from city: Edinburgh

Scotland weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Scotland? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Scotland?

Scotland lies in a straight line about 18,287 km from New Zealand (Wellington → Edinburgh).

How long is the flight to Scotland?

The flight time from Auckland Airport to Scotland is approximately 22 h. 20 min.

What are the largest airports in Scotland?

These are the largest airports in Scotland:

How many inhabitants are there in Scotland?

Scotland has approximately 5,313,600 inhabitants.

How big is Scotland?

The area of Scotland is around 78,772 km². It is 3,5x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Scotland?

The capital of Scotland is Edinburgh.

What is the currency of Scotland?

In Scotland the Pound sterling (GBP) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 2 December 2021

  • 1 Pound sterling = 0.52 New Zealand dollar
  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 1.92 Pound sterling
  • 10 Pound sterling = 5.22 New Zealand dollar
  • 10 New Zealand dollar = 19.17 Pound sterling
  • 100 Pound sterling = 52.17 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 191.68 Pound sterling

What is the area code of Scotland?

The area code to call Scotland is +44.